Software and office equipment are constantly changing, getting better all the time. I have been very lucky to work in an environment that encourages the use of the latest and free tools. I have learned a lot and thought I would share the list with you. This list is very much of its time and subject to change.
To note: these are all generally easy to learn to use. Trust me, if I can learn it so can you. Some tools require more patience and and practice but there is no technical know-how involved.
- Alternatives to Microsoft Office
- Creating a blog and/or website
- Working collaboratively
- Designing posters, publications
- Manage Event Bookings
- Mass Mailings
- Creating an online community
- Social Media
- Storytelling apps
Many these tools came from a list published by the UK’s Government Digital Service (GDS). While the guidance has not been updated since 2017, this list is still available and useful.
Other sources are:
- Cool Tools site
- Future Fabric tools, tricks and timesavers (the product designer used to work for GDS)
Lynda.com, now on LinkedIn Learning, offers online digital training for a small monthly subscription. It is a well-regarded site.